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5.8 rebuild or diesel swap?
How much time/money do you have? What are you looking to gain?

A diesel swap will cost significantly more than refreshing the original drivetrain. The only real net positives are fuel mileage and torque, plus simplicity if you go for the Zombie Apocalypse proof all mechanical diesel.

I was thinking in this direction when I bought our '92, but the more I think about it the less sense it makes. Recent discussions here have been about LS swaps, and you can swap in an LS/modern trans/TC for about what a rebuilt and slightly upgraded 351 would cost (if you're doing the work). For a usable trail rig, this makes a LOT of sense (though putting a GM engine in a Bronco does hurt a bit).

rebuild *.8 or 9 in install?...TTB or SAS and how to do it ?
Again for a trail rig... cost vs. benefit... I'm still planning 3/4 ton axles and SAS eventually, but it's probably not necssary.

automatic to 5 speed?
Something else I originally thought about, but the auto is easier to drive off-road and in snow, especially for my wife. (See benefits of modern transmission with LS swap above...).
 

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hello to you all ,

my name is john , I live in ahwatukee and I have a beautiful 95 Eddie. I was wanting to know if you guys could steer me in the right direction on a person who could help me out with a few mods on my Bronco?
Since i live in Arizona i want a bronco that I can use as a daily driver and on trails, as I do not like sitting on my butt in the winter time

5.8 rebuild or diesel swap?
rebuild *.8 or 9 in install?
TTB or SAS and how to do it ?
automatic to 5 speed?
Welcome sir, @Rodan is certainly steering you in the right direction, there are at least 3 diesel swaps here in Az. At least 2 460 swaps, a lightning swaps, @Blue1551 is doing a basturd LS swap, lol. Sorry Jeff. So lots todo if you have the $$$$ check out Noobie forum for Baba looeys upgrade list! Also be sure to check out Az Bronco Club Calendar to keep up to date with MnGs & trail runs. We are a very active group that is also charity minded & focused on giving back. Any questions just ask
 

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Has the Arizona Bronco club been moved Soli to Facebook. Is that the venue which Arizona full-size Broncos use to communicate on.

@itwasFREE!!!! @White Dragon @not a jeep @quader 1
The club started on FB I post everything regarding club events in the Az Bronco Club Calendar, Here in The Southwestern Forum. 90% of the people only get on here for upgrade info and the FOTM Contest. But if you have any questions you can always PM me or Fred we are always on even if it doesn’t look like it. I did accept you on the FB page. What is it that we can help you with?
 

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Well,
I guess that makes Us Regular FSB'rs in here "Mere" 10%'rs. :ford


Has the Arizona Bronco club been moved Soli to Facebook. Is that the venue which Arizona full-size Broncos use to communicate on.

@itwasFREE!!!! @White Dragon @not a jeep @quader 1
The club started on FB I post everything regarding club events in the Az Bronco Club Calendar, Here in The Southwestern Forum. 90% of the people only get on here for upgrade info and the FOTM Contest. But if you have any questions you can always PM me or Fred we are always on even if it doesn’t look like it. I did accept you on the FB page. What is it that we can help you with?
 

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Well,
I guess that makes Us Regular FSB'rs in here "Mere" 10%'rs. :ford

Dragon its not what they say about 10%rs! Its what they say about the other 90% that are still trying to find their way off the trail.:doh0715:
 

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Dragon its not what they say about 10%rs! Its what they say about the other 90% that are still trying to find their way off the trail.:doh0715:

Speaking of Trails,,,,,

last saturday, I actually got to get out on a trail "Pre-Run" with
@Lil' Red

Even tho' i was "right seat" in a toyota,
it was good to get out for the 1st time in over a year.

You Modified guys are going to Enjoy the November run thru Charleau Gap.


Later,
WD
 

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I recognize I-17 (I think),
Sedona Red Earth,
and a couple of Rigs...

Who made it?

It Looks like it was a Great Run... :ford

Right On...
As you already figured out, @Quader1 , @itwasFREE!!!! , then the REd n White Bronco along with The other White Bronco with Blue Bumpers was @ProtoFab . Then @BroncoGal27 (grey n purple Bronco) , @460bronc89 (Blue n Grey BKO), Goliath is @95bronco460 , I dont know if the eddie bauer or the black bronco are on here.
 

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I recognize I-17 (I think),
Sedona Red Earth,
and a couple of Rigs...

Who made it?

It Looks like it was a Great Run... <img src="https://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=128646&stc=1&d=1538850411" border="0" alt="" title="ford" class="inlineimg" />

Right On...
As you already figured out, @Quader1 , @itwasFREE!!!! , then the REd n White Bronco along with The other White Bronco with Blue Bumpers was @ProtoFab . Then @BroncoGal27 (grey n purple Bronco) , @460bronc89 (Blue n Grey BKO), Goliath is @95bronco460 , I dont know if the eddie bauer or the black bronco are on here.
Lol idk why you call mine the Goliath... it's only a lil taller then your rig.
 

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I know there is a wanted to buy section but I'm hoping someone local might have them or know someone who has them. I really don't want to pay shipping so I hope you all can help my son and I out. I would even be willing to buy a donor truck IF it is priced right.

I'm looking for a cheap but useable as is d50 3rd member with 4.10 gears. I swapped the 3.55 Sterling for a 4.10 limited and now I need a 4.10 d50 please. Cheapest I have found so far is $200 shipped.

I'm also looking for a front driveshaft to mate between the d50 and bw1356 behind a zf transmission. The one I had seems to have grown legs and walked away.

This is a budget build so I would rather put money in your pockets before I buy from a store/vendor


I drive a truck cross country so I'm only in Arizona 3 days a month. That's why I can't get to the pick a part. Plus I would rather help a private seller before a business
 

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I was asked to post up some pics of my latest upgrade! While viewing these pics keep in mind that a plumber not a fabricator did this. most important thing to remember is it is functional for what I need it to be. I had to cut off my TC shift sticks and move them over without interfering with my leg, and it still is further away than I prefer but is better than the stock console.























 

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Spotting mishap, oops sorry Quader1
 
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